Press Releases

Flooded roads pervasive throughout Sumter County, emergency shelter opening at Sumter High  

Posted by City of Sumter Sunday, October 4, 2015 8:36:00 AM Categories: Flood police weather
SUMTER, SC (Oct. 4, 2015) – As of Sunday morning, flooding has become pervasive on roads throughout Sumter County, and accessibility to various areas ... read more

City of Sumter Closing all Parks until Hazardous Conditions have Passed 

Posted by City of Sumter Saturday, October 3, 2015 10:58:00 AM Categories: Flood park public services swan lake iris gardens weather
All parks in the City of Sumter are officially closed and will remain closed until the Flash Flood Watch and hazardous weather outlook for the area... read more

Sumter Urges Residents to Be Prepared and Report Road Blockages 

Posted by City of Sumter Friday, October 2, 2015 9:40:00 PM Categories: Flood Mayor News public services weather
With rainfall totals still anticipated between 6”-12”, the City of Sumter is asking residents to be prepared, to expect road closures and/or delays,... read more

Public Participation Meeting @ Patriot Hall for Hampton Park Historic District Traffic Calming Study 

Posted by City of Sumter Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:50:00 PM Categories: planning study transportation
SUMTER, SC – A public participation meeting will be held on September 1, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Patriot Hall ( 135 Haynsworth Street) for the... read more


Eight acts, including country star Lorrie Morgan, will comprise line-up for first half new season
Posted by City of Sumter Monday, August 3, 2015 9:51:00 PM Categories: downtown sumter music sumter opera house
SUMTER, S.C. – The trumpet craftsman who spent three decades as the band leader for “The Tonight Show” under the late Johnny Carson will open the... read more

City of Sumter Awarded Public Safety Award 

Posted by City of Sumter Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:07:00 PM Categories: award police
Sumter officials initiated two unique projects tied together by a common theme: compassionate outreach to the community’s neediest residents. Project ... read more

Swan Lake Iris Gardens Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 

Recognized as a Top Performing Attraction as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site
Posted by City of Sumter Friday, June 5, 2015 10:19:00 PM Categories: award park swan lake iris gardens
SUMTER, SC/USA – The City of Sumter today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the... read more


Sumter Opera House to close out first concert series in 25 years
Posted by City of Sumter Wednesday, April 1, 2015 9:54:00 PM Categories: downtown sumter music sumter opera house
SUMTER, S.C. – Heritage Blues Orchestra, a Grammy-nominated group that mingles several genres of music, will swing into the Sumter Opera House on... read more

Sumter Wins $3.4 Million Grant to Demolish Dilapidated Houses 

Posted by City of Sumter Friday, February 27, 2015 8:59:00 PM Categories: award Mayor planning
SUMTER, S.C. – The City of Sumter and its partner, the Santee-Lynches Regional Development Corporation have been awarded $3.4 Million by the South... read more

Protect yourself, others as temperatures drop 

Posted by City of Sumter Friday, November 14, 2014 9:04:00 PM Categories: fire police weather
SUMTER, SC (Nov. 20, 2014) – An early debut of temperatures into the 20s and teens this week serves as a timely reminder for residents to protect... read more
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